Step 1: Some information, ingredient list and required tools
In Ontario, Canada I have only seen the Pitu brand of cachaca available.
This version of the Caipirinha uses limes. (The only other fruit I have made it with is lemons - so far). I am indebted to Markus in Germany who introduced me to this wonderful cocktail.
You will need:
- a jigger for measuring (I cannot be held responsible for anyone "free handing")
- teaspoon measure
- coarse sugar
- ice cubes
- muddler, aka pestle aka "mashing stick"
- short, wide glass(es) (Old Fashioned type)
- sharp knife and cutting board
- short straw(s)
Step 2: Rinse and dry the limes
Since you do not remove the rinds from the drink, the skin should be clean - at least peel the fruit stickers off![[BR]]
(BTW, I'm taking the photographs while Mrs. Caipirinha does the actual work here.)